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Design Guidelines - South Side of Excelsior Blvd

updated: Tuesday, March 10, 2015

LHB will lead a process of working with the local community to create design guidelines for the south side of Excelsior Boulevard between Quentin and France Avenues. This commercial and residential strip continues to receive development/redevelopment pressures. Developing “Design Guidelines” has been a useful tool for the city...


SWLRT Station Design Open Houses

updated: Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Station Design Open Houses in April 2015
The Southwest LRT Project has developed several different station architecture concepts to fit into different settings. This open house is an opportunity to learn about station design and give feedback to project staff. You can also hear a brief presentation on station design at the beginning of each open house. 

Open House Schedule
 
Minneapolis Stations
Thursday, April 2, 2015, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 7:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Dunwoody College of Technology
818 Dunwoody Blvd., Minneapolis
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/Vhs71

St. Louis Park Stations
Wednesd​ay, April 8, 2015, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
St. Louis Park City Hall
5005 Minnetonka Blvd., St. Louis Park
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/j64JQ

Eden Prairie Stations
Thursday, April 9, 2015, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Eden Prairie City Center
8080 Mitchell Road, Eden Prairie
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/w0rJX

Hopkins and Minnetonka Stations
Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Hopkins City Hall
1010 First Street South, Hopkins
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/XdxGq

Anyone who requires assistance to participate should contact Southwest LRT Assistant Public Involvement Manager Dan Pfeiffer at least seven business days before the scheduled meeting:



Fare For All

updated: Thursday, March 12, 2015

Food That Makes Cents
All ages
Fare For All is a cooperative food purchasing program that sells groceries at discounted prices and is open to anyone and everyone. There is no pre-registration and many forms of payment are accepted.
Tuesdays, April 14, May 12, June 9, July 14, Aug. 11
4 – 6 p.m.

Central Community Center, 6300 Walker St.
 
For more information and future Fare For All distribution dates, visit www.fareforall.org.



Citizens Academy

updated: Friday, March 27, 2015

Do you know more about how the government functions in Washington than right here in St. Louis Park? Our Citizens’ Academy will help hone your civic participation skills and help you understand the local governing bodies that impact your daily life. Learn how city and school governments work and opportunities for civic participation. You'll...


Organic Living Workshop

Organic Living Workshop - Experience Sustainability in The Park

New this year is the 1st inaugural Organic Living Workshop designed for the property owner that wants to reduce the impact their household makes on the environment. This workshop will offer six different sessions covering composting and organics recycling, native landscaping/plants, pollinators, tree planting/care, energy conservation at home and other related areas. A variety of exhibitors will also be available with services, information and resources to help residents improve their efforts to live sustainably!  

Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Rec Center, 3700 Monterey Drive

Free event

More details about the workshop, including speakers and exhibitors, can be found below:

Businesses and organizations are encouraged to register for the few remaining exhibitor spaces available, by clicking on the online form above. Registration for exhibitors is free.

For more information contact Jim Vaughan or Kala Fisher at (952) 924-2183.



25th Annual Kiwanis Kite Fly

updated: Monday, March 16, 2015

All ages
Pack a picnic lunch, bring your lawn chairs and watch the kites take flight. Or, bring your kite and fly it with members of the Minnesota Kite Society. Free kites for kids while supplies last.
Saturday, April 25, Noon – 4 p.m. (Make-up date: May 23)
Louisiana Oaks Park, 3500 Louisiana Ave. S.
Free; no registration required.



Rain Barrel & Compost Bin Sale

Pick up your order at the City of St. Louis Park Municipal Service Center (7305 Oxford Street). You must pick up your order on Saturday, May 2 from 8 a.m. - Noon or Monday, May 4, 4 - 7 p.m. These are the only dates available to get your order. If you cannot arrange for your order to be picked up during these times, please select another distribution...


Minnehaha Creek Clean-Up

All ages
Join the Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission of St. Louis Park for the 9th Annual Minnehaha Creek Clean-Up. Gloves, waders, clean-up tools and disposal bags will be provided. Dress for the weather and wear comfortable work clothes. Contact Jim Vaughan at (952) 924-2699 or jvaughan@stlouispark.org with questions. If the weather is questionable, call the weather line at (952) 924-2567.

Saturday, May 2, 9 – 11 a.m.
(Rain Date: Sunday, May 3)
Izaak Walton Creekside Park, 7341 Oxford St.



The St. Louis Park Home Remodeling Tour

updated: Wednesday, March 25, 2015

This self-guided tour features six homes representing a variety of remodeling and expansion projects. Participants can see hands-on examples of home remodeling projects, speak with owners, and learn more about the city’s home improvement programs. Homeowners will be receiving a mailing with map and locations, which will also be posted on...


Arbor Day & Community Tree Planting Celebration

Come lend a hand and give back to the earth. We’ll gather to plant a ceremonial tree then break out into teams to plant lots more trees and other native plants in Bass Lake Preserve. The City of St. Louis Park is implementing a huge dredging and vegetative renovation to Bass Lake Preserve; help us transform this wonderful asset. Hear...


Raingarden Workshop

Award Winning GardenAt this interactive workshop, you can learn how to:

  • Use native plants in your garden landscape
  • Limit fertilizers and pesticides without compromising a beautiful yard
  • Capture rainwater on site with rain gardens
  • Redirect downspouts

This workshop is sponsored by the cities of St. Louis Park, Edina and Hopkins, as well as the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District, with instructors from Metro Blooms. Additional workshops will be held at different times and locations in the west metro.

Thursday, May 28, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
The Rec Center, 3700 Monterey Drive
$15 per person
To register, please visit www.metroblooms.org or call (651) 699-2426.

As an incentive to plant a raingarden, the MCWD is offering grants for reimbursement of your stormwater project.



Spring Clean-up Day

The Annual Spring Clean-Up Day will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at the St. Louis Park Municipal Service Center, 7305 Oxford St. The event is for St. Louis Park residents only, personal identification will be required.

For a fee:

  • Bulky items for disposal (furniture, toys, remodeling supplies, equipment, etc.).
  • Appliances and CRT Monitors, Box/Tube TV's.
  • Tires will be collected for shredding and reuse.
  • Mattresses and box springs can be brought to the event for recycling for a fee of $20 each, regardless of size.

See the price list or call Waste Management at (763) 783-5423 for fee information. Cash and checks only.

For no charge:

  • Bicycles in ANY CONDITION.
  • Electronics - Excludes CRT Monitors, Box/Tube TV's.
  • Gently used items for donation.
  • Textile recycling - Bring torn and worn clothes, shoes (pairs only), linens, towels, fabric scraps and rags for free recycling. Clean and dry only please.
  • Scrap metal recycling - Bring in old metal grills, steel shelving, bed frames etc. Lawn mowers and snow blowers must be drained of all fluids.
  • Paper shredding - Bring in your papers for free shredding. Limit three grocery-sized bags per vehicle. Shredded paper will be recycled.
  • Fluorescent bulb recycling - Limit 10 bulbs per vehicle.  Bring in your expired, unbroken fluorescent bulbs (including compact fluorescent lights, U-tube and circline fluorescent tubes, bug zappers, black lights, germicidal bulbs, high output bulbs and cold-cathode fluorescent bulbs) for proper disposal.

Not accepted:
Please DO NOT bring tree debris, yard waste, garbage, recyclables, batteries, hazardous waste or concrete. Hazardous waste can be brought to Hennepin County’s event at the St. Louis Park Middle School June 11-13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. To find disposal options for these items, visit Hennepin County's A to Z Guide

The St. Louis Park Clean-Up Day is sponsored by Waste Management and the City of St. Louis Park and is provided as a lower-cost alternative to home pick up. Call Public Works at (952) 924-2562 for more information.



Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Event

updated: Monday, March 09, 2015

Items NOT accepted: asbestos (friable), biological waste (medical & infectious), business generated waste, compressed gas cylinders & tanks greater than 40 pounds, construction debris, electronics, explosives, garbage, major appliances, oil (motor, transmission, cutting, lubricating, etc.), oil filters, pharmaceuticals, radioactive, recyclables...


Emergency Radio Field Day

The Twin Cities FM Amateur Radio Club will be participating in the National Emergency Radio Exercise sponsored by the American Radio Relay League. This type of communication capability has proven invaluable during national disasters. During this 24-hour event, thousands of radio contacts will be made throughout the United States and Canada. This is...


Summer Skateboard Series

Participate in the seventh annual skateboard series sponsored by 3rd Lair Skate Park. Participants compete against other skateboarders at skate parks across the Twin Cities. Points will be given to each competitor based on their final standings during each contest. Winners of each division in each contest will receive passage to the Midwest Melee held...


SLP Rotary Club Summer Concert Series

updated: Tuesday, March 24, 2015

All ages
The St. Louis Park Operations and Recreation Department is partnering with the St. Louis Park Rotary to bring you the summer concert series. Performances are all free and filled with amazing talent! In the event of inclement weather, please call (952) 924-2567 for concert status.

Date Band / Location Time
Wednesday,
June 10
Sweet Colleens (Kid & Family)
Oak Hill Park, 3201 Rhode Island Ave.
7 - 7:45 p.m.
Thursday,
June 11
MN Legends (Variety)
Wolfe Park, 3700 Monterey Drive
7 - 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday,
June 17
Annie Mack (Jazz/Blues)
Wolfe Park, 3700 Monterey Drive
7 - 8:30 p.m.
Friday,
June 19
R Factor (Variety)
E & G Town Green
6:30 - 11 p.m.
Saturday,
June 20
Ladies of the 80’s & Rocket Science (Variety)
Wolfe Park, 3700 Monterey Drive
7 - 10 p.m.
Wednesday,
June 24
St. Anthony Main (A Capella)
Wolfe Park, 3700 Monterey Drive
7 - 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday,
July 1
Mu Daiko (Taiko Drum)
Wolfe Park, 3700 Monterey Drive
7 - 8:30 p.m.
Saturday,
July 4
Stevie & The Table Rockers (50's / 60's Rock)
Aquila Park, 3110 Xylon Ave. S.
7 - 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday,
July 8
Standing Waves (Folk / Pop Rock)
Wolfe Park, 3700 Monterey Drive
7 - 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday,
July 15
Wendinger Band (Polka)
Wolfe Park, 3700 Monterey Drive
7 - 8:30 p.m.
Friday,
July 17
Dan Isreal & Friends (Folk)
Wolfe Park, 3700 Monterey Drive
6 - 9 p.m.
Wednesday,
July 22
Jenn Bostic (Folk / Country)
Wolfe Park, 3700 Monterey Drive
7 - 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday,
July 29
St. Louis Park Community Band (Band)
Wolfe Park, 3700 Monterey Drive
7 - 8:30 p.m.
Saturday,
August 1
Blood on the Tracks Live:
7th Annual “Salute to the Music of Bob Dylan”

Wolfe Park, 3700 Monterey Drive
6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday,
August 5
Gypsy Mania Hot Club Quartet (Variety)
Wolfe Park, 3700 Monterey Drive
7 - 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday,
August 12
The Sound of Simon (Simon & Garfunkel Music)
Wolfe Park, 3700 Monterey Drive
7 - 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday,
August 19
Community Talent Show (Variety)
Wolfe Park, 3700 Monterey Drive
7 - 8:30 p.m.

 



Community Talent Show

updated: Tuesday, March 24, 2015

All ages
Have a special talent you want to show the St. Louis Park community? Come audition for the Community Talent Show coordinated by The Park Theater Company. Finalists will then show their talent at the Community Talent Show in August. Questions and inquiries should be directed to The Park Theater Company at (952) 928-6422.
Auditions: Tuesday, Aug. 4, 6– 8 p.m.
Community Talent Show: Wednesday, Aug. 19, 7– 8:30 p.m.

Wolfe Park Pavilion, 3700 Monterey Drive



Creative Kidstuff Lunchtime Concert Series at West End

updated: Tuesday, March 24, 2015

All ages
St. Louis Park Operations and Recreation is partnering this summer with Creative Kidstuff & The Shops at West End offering a lunchtime concert series. Bring your lunch, a blanket or lawn chair, and enjoy fun summertime tunes! Afterwards, stay and check out some of the meal deals the restaurants at the West End will be offering.
Wednesdays, 10- 11 a.m.
June 17 ........................................ Mary Hall (show for pipsqueeks)
June 24 ........................................ Mixed Nuts by A Touch of Magic Ent.
July 1 ............................................ Wendy’s Wiggle, Jiggle and Jam
July 8 ............................................ Sticks & Tones
July 15 .......................................... Tricia & The Toonies
July 22 .......................................... Will Hale and the Tadpole Parade
July 29 .......................................... Kid Power with Rachael
Aug. 5 ........................................... The Big Fun Show
Aug. 12 ......................................... The Bazillions
Aug. 19 ......................................... Choo Choo Bob
The Shops at West End, 1621 West End Blvd.
Free; no registration required.



Last Day Pandemonium!

All ages
Bring a non-perishable food donation for the St. Louis Park STEP food shelf and pool entrance is just $1. All season pass holders who bring a food donation will receive a coupon for one free small fountain beverage choice at the concession stand. Cash donations will also be accepted for STEP. The concession stand will feature last day specials.
Sunday, Aug. 23, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.



More Links

St. Louis Park City Hall
5005 Minnetonka Blvd.
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Phone: (952) 924-2500 Email: info@stlouispark.org